Jerry Wayne Fowler

Aug 10th, 1946 - Feb 6th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Feb. 9th, 2018 11 am - 1 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Feb. 9th, 2018 1 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Fri, Feb. 9th, 2018

Jerry Wayne Fowler

Jerry Wayne Fowler, 71, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:12 am at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jerry was born August 10, 1946 in Herrin the son of Wayne and Doris (Bearden) Fowler. He married Linda Sutton on June 27, 1965 at Parrish Park Baptist Church in Marion and together they have shared over 52 years of marriage.

He retired in 1997 after working as a coal miner at Freeman 3 Waltonville and Kerr McGee in Galatia. Jerry was of the Baptist faith, his memberships included the UMWA and Marion Elks.  Jerry had a great sense of humor, he was a jokester and very witty.  He loved riding his Harley, traveling all over including Alaska and fishing at Crab Orchard Lake for bass and crappie.

Jerry is survived by his;

Wife – Linda Fowler of Marion

Son – DeWayne & Micki Fowler of Marion

Daughter – Debbie Miller Fowler of Palm Coast, Florida

Grandchildren – Christopher Wayne, Shelby, Savannah Fowler and Sophia Graham all of Florida

Great grandchildren – Alex and Grayson

Sister – Carolyn Jones of Belleville

Sister & Brother-in-Laws;

Rick & Sharon Sutton of Marion

Russ & Glenda Sutton of Energy

Phil & Priscilla Rowland of Henderson, Kentucky


Kim Jones Strellis

Michelle Bearden of Kankakee

Preceded by his Parents, Brother – Ron Bearden

Funeral services will be Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 11 am – 1 pm at the funeral home.


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3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Kim Strellis

    From: Waterloo, Illinois

    Date: February 7, 2018

    Linda, Debbie, DeWayne and your families

    My prayers for you are for strength, peace and that you feel God’s love during this difficult time.
    I am so thankful for the pictures of our time together. Now mom, Ronnie, Diane and Jerry are with us always, if God allows, closer than ever before.
    I love you! Kim (I’m on my way tomorrow to be with you)

  • Guest: Burney & Sheila Sutton

    From: Jonesboro, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2018

    Sorry for your loss Linda. Our prayers are with you.

  • Guest: Phyllis Baysinger

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I went to high school with Jerry. So sorry for your loss. I lost my husband 1 1/2 years ago. I will keep you in my prayers.